Starting today, Brooklyn and Manhattan will celebrate the Bridge’s 125th anniversary with a host of events honoring the structure’s historic and cultural significance. Today’s events include:
Celebration Kick-off: A concert featuring the Brooklyn Philharmonic and special guest performances including the legendary Marvin Hamlisch, followed by a Grucci Fireworks extravaganza (at approx. 7:45pm). A festive lighting ceremony will illuminate the entire Bridge, which will remain lit every evening from 9pm–11pm through Memorial Day. Doors open at 6pm; concert starts at 7:45pm. Free. (Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, enter at Main Street, Dumbo Brooklyn)
The Telectroscope: A Window Through the World: Discover the long-forgotten transatlantic tunnel between London and Brooklyn with the Telectroscope. Artist Paul St. George’s public media project is an amazing optical device that allows viewers in Brooklyn to see all the way to London. Through June 15. Free. (On Old Fulton Street at Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn). See previous DumboNYC post.